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from Slavoj Žižek’s Absolute Recoil: Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism (Verso, 2014)

…the big Other is not some kind of substantial Master who secretly pulls the strings but a stumbling malfunctioning machinery.

Michael Leong

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Michael Leong is the author of four volumes of poetry, e.s.p., Cutting Time with a Knife, Who Unfolded My Origami Brain?, and Words on Edge, as well as a translation of the Chilean poet Estela Lamat, I, the Worst of All. His poems have appeared in jubilat, Lana Turner, New American Writing, Tin House, Verse Daily, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and elsewhere. Excerpts from a new manuscript in progress is forthcoming in Best American Experimental Writing 2018. He is Assistant Professor of English at the University at Albany, SUNY.
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2 thoughts on “from Slavoj Žižek’s Absolute Recoil: Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism (Verso, 2014)

  1. Exactly! that’s the big Other that runs my speculative fictional world of Subterranea. Love Zizek. Got a few of his fat tomes glaring at me from the top of the book shelf.

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